Strictly Come Dancing finalist John Whaite in 'fix' row as angry fans accuse the show of pushing him to win

STRICTLY Come Dancing's John Whaite has hit back at trolls who said the show is 'fixed' for him to win.

John is in the running to hold up the Glitterball trophy with pro partner Johannes Radebe and will face off against Eastenders' Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice in the final.

Fellow finalist AJ Odudu was forced to drop out after she suffered a nasty injury during rehearsals.

John and Johannes made Strictly history as the first male same-sex pairing and have done well on the scoreboard each week.

But in the lead-up to the final John has been plagued by accusations the show has been fixed in his favour, with a number of people leaving him homophobic comments.

He hit back on his Instagram telling the trolls they were a dying breed.

"Woke. 'Fixed', 'Box-ticking', 'Agenda', 'Bias', 'Proving a point', 'Not natural', 'Won’t be watching the final'," he wrote.

"You vicious, empty people are a dying breed.

"You’ll be left behind as the world becomes kinder, more empathic, more loving, more tolerant, more understanding. The only grievance you should feel is your own failure to evolve."

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Despite the trolling, the celebrity chef did not forget his supporters and in a seperate message thanked them.

"Thank you all for such heart-felt messages of kindness. The love has far outweighed the hate and I’ll never forget that," he wrote on Instagram.

Even though the haters think the show is rigged in John's favour, Rose is the frontrunner tipped to take home the Strictly Glitterball Trophy.

Bookies Ladbrokes thinks Rose is a "shoo-in" for the title.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “AJ’s unfortunate exit means it’s now a two-horse race for this year’s Strictly crown, although the odds suggest John Whaite is simply making up the numbers at this point.”

The winner not only gets to take home the Glitterball Trophy, but they also scoop a whopping £100,000 to take home with them.

Also, the winning celebrity often lands lucrative TV deals after being crowned the Strictly champion.

The Strictly Come Dancing 2021 final will air on BBC One tonight (December 18, 2021) at 7.10pm

The show, which runs for nearly two hours, will feature a guest appearance by Ed Sheeran.

Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday on BBC1 at 7.10pm.

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